Search begins for new Scottish Financial Enterprise boss as chief executive steps down

Owen Kelly
Owen Kelly

Scottish Financial Enterprise has announced that chief executive Owen Kelly is to step down after seven years in the role.

The news has sparked a search for a replacement at Edinburgh-based SFE, which represents Scotland’s financial services industry.

The recruitment process is expected to take between six and eight months and Mr Kelly is to remain in post until a successor has been appointed, SFE said.

SFE chairman Sir Ewan Brown said: “Owen Kelly has been an outstanding chief executive and has served SFE members and the wider financial services community in Scotland well for over seven years.

“As the longest-ever serving chief executive of SFE, he has brought tremendous insight and knowledge of the workings of governments, politics and the wider public sector, both throughout the UK and internationally, to the job of representing our industry.

“He has been instrumental in linking the two worlds together where necessary and promoting collaboration and understanding for the benefit of the industry.”

Mr Kelly added: “In the time that remains to me in this role, I look forward to continuing our work on SFE’s priorities and to supporting the board in their search for my successor.”

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